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kayh
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posted June 22, 2010 03:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kayh     Edit/Delete Message
thanks reddog.....for the info. I met people today in Dripping Springs that are thrilled to welcome HEB! Everyone was talking about it but no one knew WHEN the big day would be. I had to laugh to myself wondering how folks around Wimberley would be reacting to a Sonic let alone HEB.

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kayh
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posted July 11, 2010 01:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kayh     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you RedDog.......you've made my whole weekend. Come on HEB...open those doors. BB...ya better pay attention! The consumers will love the nice, leisurly drive to Dripping.....the gas it will cost is NOTHING compared to your high prices!

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Seasoned Citizen
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posted July 11, 2010 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Seasoned Citizen     Edit/Delete Message
There's a simple lesson in economics and business in there somewhere for you, Kayh. Since Brookshire Brothers opened, some people from Dripping Springs have been shopping here because BB is better than what they had.

That may change now, and the competition may cause prices to come down at BB. However, I will stay with BB because I like shopping there, the prices aren't enough higher to cause me to drive the 15 miles to Dripping Springs or the same distance to San Marcos to shop for groceries. Single grocery store towns will always pay more than in the larger cities where there is some competition. Dripping's HEB prices will probably be higher than those in Austin or San Marcos. In towns where HEB is the only show in town, their prices are higher, too. San Marcos and Buda have Walmart Supercenters to compete with HEB, so prices are lower. It's all a matter of competition and supply and demand.

The BB business model is and always has been to build stores in small towns that are not served by any other grocery stores. They've done this all over Texas, and they've been very successful at it. There prices are always higher than in other nearby communities that have more than one grocery store. YOu may b e able to get lower prices in DS, but you could drive to an HEB in Austin and get even lower prices. HEB uses the same pricing as BB--whatever the market will bear.

I read recently of the plight of small, rural towns that are losing their grocery stores because there isn't enough business. Fortunately, we aren't in that boat.

If they don't have it at Ace Hardware of Brookshire Brothers, I don't need it.

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Tbaseflug
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posted July 11, 2010 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tbaseflug     Edit/Delete Message
BB is not some form of local saving grace to small town economics - I shop their daily because I am lazy - but in some cases - many cases - I am paying $.75-$2 more per item than I can at ANY HEB - not just one in Dripping Springs... Brookshire Borthers came in and brought out the real small town gorcery store - and yes, even ACE is mostly competitive - but see items 20%-25% more than I can find at Home Depot, Wlagreens or elsewhere - just because they are the only game in town does not mean that they should not match prices competitively - if not for the local tourist/weekeneder population coming in and paying whatever the price says - they would not be iin business - how can we read one article sayign unemployment and free school lunches skyrockets 70-80% in Wimberley - yet over pricing local commodities is justified...

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cgm
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posted July 11, 2010 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cgm     Edit/Delete Message
Yes, no doubt, BB is more expensive than HEB & other chain grocery stores. At my age, it doesn't make sense to drive to either Dripping or San Marcos to grocery shop unless I have other errands there. BB provides a valuable service for "seniors". It not only has a wide variety of basic needs but fresh seafood & meats. Plus, it provides a social environment. I've never been there without running into people I know but do not always see. I feel confident that if I had a problem, I could find a friend there to take me home. I can't say the same for any HEB. That's not something that you can pay for. It may not be important for many others but it is for me.

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happinessfound
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posted July 12, 2010 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for happinessfound     Edit/Delete Message
I'm looking forward to HEB, but will still shop at Brookshire as well..you can't beat the convenience. I'd hate to see it close because too many stop shopping there.

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Tbaseflug
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posted July 12, 2010 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tbaseflug     Edit/Delete Message
BB will never close - too much local demand - but worst case is that they will have to translate any loss into a more competitve environment - yes it is convenient, but they charge conenience store prices for most part - I can shop receipt for receipt at target in San Marcos and save $75 (just one specific example) - so that beats the gas off sets any day

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Reddog
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posted July 15, 2010 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Reddog     Edit/Delete Message
The HEB gas station opened in Dripping Springs today. Gas prices dropped. 2.39

[This message has been edited by Reddog (edited July 19, 2010).]

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XIIthMan
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posted July 17, 2010 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for XIIthMan     Edit/Delete Message
quote:
- I am paying $.75-$2 more per item than I can at ANY HEB

I seriously doubt this statement.

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foxymaw
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posted July 17, 2010 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for foxymaw     Edit/Delete Message
The one and only time I bought 12 oz. bag of Starbuck coffee at Brookshires, it was a little over $10 for the bag...at HEB the same bag of the same coffee is $7.99...now this was about a year ago, so I don't know if that is the case now or not since I haven't been back to BB for coffee

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Retired Army
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posted July 19, 2010 08:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retired Army     Edit/Delete Message
Del Monte canned zucchini:
Walmart - 69 cents
Brookshire Bros - $2.19

That's triple the price.

Although, I do like Brookshire Bros fried chicken!

[This message has been edited by Retired Army (edited July 19, 2010).]

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gslick7511
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posted July 19, 2010 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gslick7511     Edit/Delete Message
Yuban 1lb. can $4.99 at BB, $3.58 at HEB and $3.39 at Wal-Mart.

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cgm
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posted July 19, 2010 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cgm     Edit/Delete Message
When fresh zucchini is so inexpensive, why would you pay even 69 cents for canned? I would give $2.19 to not eat canned zucchini.

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jerry
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posted July 19, 2010 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jerry     Edit/Delete Message
Kind of surprised we can dissect BB but can't recommend or condemn any other business. Anyway looking forward to HEB but do hope BB stays open for quick stops, yummy fried chicken, sunrise muffins and great cheese selection. Oh yeah, the guy who makes the announcements is a Hoot!

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Retired Army
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posted July 20, 2010 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retired Army     Edit/Delete Message
CGM,
Del Monte's canned zucchini is awesome and it is easy for someone like me who is cooking-challenged! Haha!

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